Many developing countries are joining the list of top countries for outsourcing, while nations such as Australia, Canada and Israel have fallen off.Take heart, America. Yours isn't the only country to lose jobs to developing nations.

Australia, Canada and Israel, among others, have dropped off the list of best places for information-technology and business-processing services, according to a report that research firm Gartner released Monday.

As more developing countries have created workforces that can handle those tasks at lower cost, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore and Spain are also no longer on Gartner's list of the 30 best countries for outsourcing, which considers both costs and skill sets.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Colombia, Peru and Mauritius have all joined the list for the first time, while Panama, Sri Lanka and Turkey reappeared after an absence during previous years. Those nations join South American countries, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, as well as the Asian powerhouses of China and India.

Competition for Outsourcing Grows

The changes reflect the growing trend of cost-cutting via outsourcing, which started with U.S. companies and spread to other parts of the world.

Countries such as Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica have created government programs that boost education and upgrade the domestic labor pool. China and Malaysia, among others, have improved their infrastructure to make them attractive to tech companies. And Brazil's relatively stable government status keeps the country attractive to many different types of companies.

"In this increasingly dynamic global environment, multinational providers will continue to extend their footprint in different geographies, carrying with them their expertise and maturity, while local providers will strive to become offshore providers, searching for opportunities and niches they can explore," Ian Marriott, research vice president at Gartner, said in a statement. "Even though some countries are rated poorly for some categories, clients may find individual providers -- global and local -- whose capabilities mitigate some of the risks."

Where Are the Jobs Going?

Increased outsourcing has hindered the U.S.'s economic recovery and may pose similar problems to other countries that have been bumped off the list.

In November, the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 9.8% from 9.6% in October, with the U.S. private sector adding just 50,000 jobs -- about a third of what analysts had forecast. Additionally, the underemployment rate, which includes both the unemployed and those working part time who are seeking full-time jobs, remained flat at a staggering 17%, while the number of people out of work for at least six months increased to 6.3 million.


The threat of a similar "jobless recovery" means more could be at stake for countries, such as Canada and Israel, that have fallen off the list.

"In the past four decades, American-born workers have faced greater and greater competition from robots, far-away foreigners, recent immigrants and microprocessors," wrote Edward Leamer, director of UCLA'S Anderson Forecast, in a presentation earlier this month. "Technology and international trade have fundamentally altered the demand for skills and have changed the business cycle dynamics."


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fallguys400

So what everyone is saying is that the ole mighty dollar is more important than the sovernignty[spelling] of the country.That whether a few thousand investors and the profits are more important than the countries strength overall in the global economy? And global economy is the key it is easier to bring us down to third world status than bring those who sit on dirt floors and eat bugs for dinner up to our standards. i rather like carpet and hate bugs like pizza alot better.So you shmucks keep listening to corporate america because out of the goodness of their hearts they have your best interest at heart yeah right they do LMAO!!!!!

December 29 2010 at 9:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fallguys400

Name a few everday items that american consumers consume made in the usa.Not partly made in the usa but solely made in the usa.So what we just don't need or consume anything that will shut china japan indonesia down come on.People have to have certain things to survive. And some here say that americans make to much money and price themselves out of the market.So let get this straight we need to make less on the hour and drive around researching what products are solely made in the usa so we can be patriotic that is absurd

December 29 2010 at 9:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jamesrcraig1

Consumers, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Why must it be the fault of business alone? Are you sure your hands are clean? Why do you shop at places like Walmart? Because they are cheaper? Why are they cheaper? Because 90% of their merchandise has a Made in China label?
You want cheaper -- well, there's a price to be paid: the exportation of jobs. Why should business be any different from you? They want cheaper so they can give YOU what YOU want: CHEAPER!
Start buying AMERICAN. Or don't you want to put your money where your mouth is?

December 27 2010 at 9:01 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
teetse

If we want to get our economy back on its feet we need to only give tax breaks to business that actually creates job or brings them back home!

December 26 2010 at 9:55 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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Steven

Unfortunately the government has made domestic employing, an expensive, regulatory nightmare.

December 27 2010 at 11:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rmhopper3@yahoo.com

w/o the slave labor offered by backward third world countries half your corporte heroes would have been bankrupt years ago...they have no real ideas...Sure there is blame to go around but the bulk of it falls squarely on our uninspired ammoral parasitical corporate culture ..they take more and increasingly give less back

December 26 2010 at 4:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Steven

Actually the consumer rules the show. If consumers want to only buy from American manufacturers then it can do that. You can blame the companies, but they only cater to consumers.

December 27 2010 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rskillsta

Guess who paid for all these foreign countries now overtaking America in jobs? Yeah, that's right, the American taxpayer. We let all these big American companies off by continuing to let them have all the tax breaks they want so they can turn around and stab us in the back by taking away more jobs to kill off the American economy and make America a weak nation to be conquered by emerging stronger nations.

December 26 2010 at 2:48 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
MG1SGRet

Is it any Surprise? The other Countries with the Greedy SOB's, learned it from the Good Old US? Land of the Greedy Rich, Give the Illegals and all of Their never ending Broods the Fruits of Our Labors, all on the back of Us hard working Middle Class? The Corrupt and Rich, who cannot ever see past Their Greed, fail to see that Our Country will eventually fall? But, I'm sure They don't care....They've already made plans with the Devils....They'll be taken care of, while the rest of Us go under, and will end up being Subserviant to Their Foreign Buddies?

December 26 2010 at 2:17 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
dterraman

its a new world order...get used to it

December 26 2010 at 6:47 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
otter

it started with the Clintons. they pioneered the trade agreements which gave incentives to companys for outsoucing there work and product. so with jobs and manufacturing going overseas to cheap labor, our country and work force have suffered.... so if you want work you have to go to another country to find a job. thank the clintons for there ideas to make so may suffer.

December 25 2010 at 3:20 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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morning2mist

It started with Reagan because he was the one who signed the law eliminating the requirement that all equipment and supplies purchased for use by federal agencies be Amercian made. That law killed copier, printer and computer companies. An example, 3M Corp. used to make copiers and once that law came into effect, they went out of business because of cheaper copier companies, such as Lanier and Ricoh, took over the market. If we can re-institute the made in America requirement for federal agencies purchases, we'll begin to bring manufacturing back to the US

December 26 2010 at 2:32 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
johnfbliss

linmarco, It doesn't have to be that way,let me explain. The US is capitable of competing with the Gobal market IF Unions are willing to take a back seat, at least for now. I'll give you an example, I worked for the Whirlpool Corp years ago, and they HAD two factories that built their washers; 1. the orignal in St Joesph, Mich (union) 2 Clyde, Ohio, (non-union). When St.Joes would go on strike, we got over-time at Clyde. They finally just shut-down St Joes! So the unions can shut-up,take a cut, get tax-cuts from the Govt and Suceed, or fail like St Joes did!

December 25 2010 at 3:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply